Welcome To Our First Newsletter!

Week of November 19, 2018
Stephen Key would like to formally welcome you to the official Inventors Groups of America Newsletter!

“Please join me in strengthening our patent rights and helping the next generation of inventors.”

Stephen Key
Cofounder IGA
AAAS – Lemelson Invention Ambassador

Inventing Success Stories

Congratulations Inventors Tina and Mark S. On Your Licensing Deal!

Tina and Mark Schaefbauer, members of the Houston Inventors Association, led by Ken Roddy, invented the Bait Bucket and licensed it to Flambeau.

Houston Inventors Association

Bait Butler

IGA Spotlight

A Technique for Producing Ideas: The simple, five-step formula anyone can use to be more creative in business and in life! by James Webb Young, is a quick read to get your ideas flowing. James Young talks about the methodology behind coming up with ideas, and how you can use that creative process anytime you want!
Get Your Copy Here!

“I’ve been a fan of Seth Godin’s for a long time. This is Marketing – his new book – delivers and then some. I highly recommend it.” – Stephen Key

Check out the Inc. article here! 
The Best Takeaways For Marketers

This impressive book came out on November 13th, and it’s already a 5 star #1 Best Seller book in Business & Investing Skills on Amazon.
Find on Amazon

Open Innovation Friendly!

Looking for a DRTV company to pitch your product idea to? Allstar develops and markets consumer brands, promotional products, and much much more. Michael Weinstein is the Chief Marketing Officer at Allstar Products Group, and they are open innovation friendly!  
Submit Your Product Idea Here

Alan Beckley licensed his product the Wonder Wallet to Allstar, and you can too!

Texas Inventors Association
Find Companies Here

Current Events

Submit your application for your small business to be chosen for this 2-day intensive! This winter 2018 Startup Summit will be held in Atlanta, GA.

2 Days of Work = Lifetime of Success
Step by Step help from the World’s top Experts. This winter 2018 Startup Summit will be held in Atlanta, GA (Buckhead) on December 8th & 9th, 2018.
Register Today!
“My Long Island, NY Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club is hosting an inventors showcase in a few weeks. If you’re local come check it out or register to present your prototype or finished product”. – Brian Fried

Nov. 28, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Farmingdale State College Campus Center Ballroom.
Learn More

Upcoming Trade Shows

CES 2019

January 8 – 11, Las Vegas
From 3D printing to virtual reality, this trade show is a must for all things tech.

Check out their website here

Toy Fair 2019

February 16 – 19, New York
A wonderful trade show to become a kid again!

Check out their website here

2019 International
Home + Housewares Show

March 2 – 5, Chicago
Join us for another year at the Home + Housewares Show!

Check out their website here

In The News

Congratulations Paul Rago and David Small on your Lifetime Achievement Award!
Longtime friends and colleagues of Stephen Key were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award this week at the TAGIE Awards during the 2018 Chicago Toy and Game Week.

“The TAGIE Awards recognize individuals and teams from around the world that bring ideas for toys and games to life”. – Mary Couzin, founder and chief executive officer of the Chicago Toy & Game Group
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Want To Get Your Invention/Product On A National Talk Show?
Tech expert Steve Greenberg is looking for new tech gadgets to put on national talk shows. Do you have a product that fits his current category?
He is looking for Fun to Demo Holiday Gadget Gifts under $100!
Learn More!
Have a game idea that you are working on? Are you an expert at coming up with toy ideas? The Sharper Image Toy & Game Challenge by Quirky is looking for game and toy ideas!
View Here

Inventor Resources

The Tuttle Innovation Show

“The Inventors Launchpad Network – Is proud to present Tuttle Innovation, Co-Hosted by Warren Tuttle and Carmine Denisco. Warren has served as President of the Board of Directors for the UIA since 2010, and is a prolific speaker at inventor clubs and industry tradeshows, where he shares his extensive knowledge and expertise to help educate aspiring inventors, patent holders and product developers. Warren wants to educate inventors using stories from the industries’ most influential people.” – Inventors Launchpad
View The Website Here

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Behind the Scenes With a Former Product Manager

Stephen Key interviews Atul Patel, a former product manager with 15 years of experience mostly related to the automotive industry, including at a leading Fortune 500 company where he was responsible for hundreds of products. Atul championed new inventions and is actually an inventor himself. Recently, he left to try to license his own ideas. View The Inc. Article Here
Watch Interview Here


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Giving a Voice to Inventors on Capitol Hill

IGA is dedicated to fighting for stronger patent rights to protect independent inventors. Join today to make your voice heard, or learn more on our website. 

IGA – The number #1 resource for inventors!

Our goals are simple:

Teach inventors how to commercialize their inventions by providing them with the most current information and the best practices to bring their inventions to market.

Strengthen and support inventor groups throughout the nation.

Give a voice to the hundreds of thousands of inventors on Capitol Hill and at the USPTO on important topics.
IGA supports inventors groups across America!
Email us with questions, ideas, and content: [email protected]
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